CBN mother accused of abuse will soon hear fate

Nicholas Mercer nmercer@cbncompass.ca
Published on April 30, 2014
A Conception Bay North woman accused of abusing her children is led into provincial court in Harbour Grace in this Compass file photo.
Photo by Nicholas Mercer/The Compass

The case against a Conception Bay North woman accused of abusing her children over a five-yeasr period must wait to find out her fate.

On April 30, crown attorney Lisa Stead introduced amendments to a number of the 41 charges against the woman.

These amendments deal with the time frame and location of the offences.

Details of the case, including the identity of the accused, are protected by a publication ban.

With these amendments in place, the woman’s lawyer, Jeff Slade, requested extra time to discuss them with his client.

She was arrested earlier this year and faces numerous charges, including assault, forcible confinement and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. She pleaded not guilty to the charges, which are alleged to have occured between 2007-2012.

Closing statements are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on May 1 at provincial court in Harbour Grace.

Judge James Walsh will render his decision on May 14. That is scheduled for 2 p.m.

nmercer@cbncompass.ca